The importance of plan design and compliance cannot be overstated. A poorly designed and maintained retirement plan can result in unnecessary costs, poor participation and engagement among employees, and limited savings opportunity for owners and executives.
In today's constantly changing regulatory environment, we believe that the plan design process should not end following initial implementation. We take a proactive, informative approach to advising plan sponsors of new or enhanced options and features that become available through regulatory updates or changes in demographics. In addition, we offer an annual review of plan provisions to ensure that the employer's internal administration processes are consistent with existing provisions.
Our consultative approach to compliance testing helps employers not only satisfy the plethora of annual testing requirements, but also to understand the results. Our annual administration package includes the delivery and interpretation of the following tests as needed:
In addition to performing these tests, our compliance services include, but may not be limited to, the calculation or confirmation of employer contribution, forfeiture account analysis, eligibility review, and identification and calculation of required minimum distributions (RMDs).
The design, demographics, and financial activity throughout the year may require a plan to satisfy a number of different reporting and disclosure requirements on an annual basis. Our team of experts monitor those details and proactively assist with satisfying each of the following filing and notification responsibilities as needed: